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ISIS video warns US over Iraq

2014-09-17 16:51

Beirut - The militant Islamic State (ISIS) group released a video warning the United States that its fighters are waiting for it in Iraq if President Barack Obama sends troops there, as his top general said may happen if the current strategy of airstrikes fails.

The slick 52-second video entitled Flames of War shows militants blowing up tanks and images of wounded US soldiers. It then shows a clip of Obama saying that combat troops will not be returning to Iraq, ending with a text overlay that reads "fighting has just begun".

The video's timing, released late on Tuesday, suggested it was a response to General Martin Dempsey, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who said in testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee that if the current Iraq strategy doesn't prevail, he may recommend the use of ground troops.

"To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president," Dempsey, the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, declared in testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee. He referred to the militants by an alternative name.

The video was released by the Islamic State group's Al Hayat media center and was portrayed as a trailer for a longer video to follow. The group operates a sophisticated propaganda machine with slick production techniques, using social media to broadcast a stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

The strategy is aimed at terrorizing opponents at home and winning recruits abroad. The group recently released three videos showing the beheading of two American journalists and a British aid worker.

Comments
  • Darren Marcus - 2014-09-17 16:59

    You would think they want to die ? O wait they do want to die for Allah ! Is sick as it sounds the world needed to see extream muslims for what they stand for before it was to late ! Pure evil

      Positive Citizen - 2014-09-17 17:41

      usa spend the same as the next top 20 countries in the world combined on their military . . . and 18 of those are their trusted allies. while isis is playing ping-pong in their caves, usa have thousands of the best brains in world working on nex-gen weapons in the most high-tech facilities/laboratories etc . . . usa have accumulated millions of hours of first hand war experience over the last 70 years and have learn't through this . . . its a bit like having the all black/springbok rugby team playing against some group of guys who have been playing rugby for 1 day. sad really the insane minds . . .

      Positive Citizen - 2014-09-17 17:43

      what a joke!

      Darren Marcus - 2014-09-17 17:45

      I agree but no matter how much experience one has ! If your enemy wants to die he always has the upper hand that's the scary thing

      joannekc1 - 2014-09-17 17:58

      These jihadis are not human, they are ZOMBIES they are so indoctrinated and radicalized.

  • Jurie Els - 2014-09-17 17:07

    It seems ISIS has some pretty sick video editing personnel! What's next, a Movie?

      Darren Marcus - 2014-09-17 17:14

      Strange they hate the west so much but yet they want to make a Hollywood movie ?! They ( Islam ) biggest hypocrites in the world today

      Xander Juan De Ru - 2014-09-18 08:34

      Well I agree, the production looks sleek, but it makes me think.... Somewhere I feel the US might be involved with this video. I mean, for people hanging in caves and messing around this sure looks very professional.

  • Themis SA - 2014-09-17 17:15

    Nuke em all!!

  • Bradly Minnaar - 2014-09-17 17:15

    U cant threaten the us laaitjies.

  • Louie Walshe - 2014-09-17 17:25

    I wonder what it would've been like if the sandpit in the ME didn't have any oil. The US interest in that part of the world would probably go as far as sandboarding the dunes.

      Darren Marcus - 2014-09-17 17:33

      That still wouldn't stop them from trying to enforce there religon on the rest of the world ?! It wouldn't stop them from killing and beheading Christians from all over the east ? It also wouldn't stop them from trying to destroy Israel every few years only to get there ass kicked over and over

      Russel Hatfield - 2014-09-17 20:08

      For the record the US is self sufficient when it comes to oil. Has been for a few years already in fact

      Estelle Schulze - 2014-09-18 14:35

      The ME can keep its oil. You are not very up to date with the USA are you? New oil fields have been developed in North Nebraska, Texas and, the Gulf of Mexico. In fact, the USA now has a surplus of oil and is exporting petroleum products to South America. Gasoline prices in the USA are at an all time low. Also, if needed, Canada can supply the US with oil and is very friendly towards the USA. Because of more fuel efficient cars demand for gasoline is much lower now. This constant crap about the USA wanting to steal oil is getting old.

  • Ashanzi Afrika - 2014-09-17 17:38

    Islamic jihadists are pathetic little cowards. They are not MEN, they're just dogs!

      Darren Marcus - 2014-09-17 17:55

      Please don't insult dogs these monsters are not even worthy of being called animals

      joannekc1 - 2014-09-17 18:02

      Please don't insult dogs. These are zombies are not human, they are so indoctrinated.

      imtiaz.paruk - 2014-09-17 18:28

      They are not even dogs they are pigs. Same as Israeli pigs that murder innocents So is it fair to say Different Pigs same farm Or Same pigs different farm What do you say boys

      Darren Marcus - 2014-09-17 18:37

      I say Israel are great and are fighting the same type of people

      joannekc1 - 2014-09-17 19:13

      Yes Imtiaz, like the Banu Qurayza tribe who were killed (600-900 men) and women enslaved. Tell us how they decided if an adolescent was a man or boy??? (Sura 33: 25-27)

      imtiaz.paruk - 2014-09-17 22:18

      Maybe they measure their cocks who knows But Israel ISIS murderers same cocks different nuts Or Same nuts different cocks What do you say

      joannekc1 - 2014-09-18 07:30

      So Imtiaz, you know about this and are not denying that this happened? Then you say IS is not practicing Islam.

  • Sean Lock - 2014-09-17 17:45

    NUKE em !!!

      Riaz Omar - 2014-09-17 18:27

      "Nuke em,,," now who is the extremist

      Darren Marcus - 2014-09-17 18:39

      Omar you are the extreamis ! Go fight for Isis blow your self up

  • Charles Alfonso - 2014-09-17 18:01

    The Great Lao-Tzu said: "It is only when you see a mosquito landing on your testicles that you realise there is always a way to solve problems without using violence.”

      Xander Juan De Ru - 2014-09-18 14:56

      Haha, for real?

  • Riaz Omar - 2014-09-17 18:25

    What are you crusaders doing in their country? I don't see those "extreme Muslims" dropping bombs on any crusader children and woman. Get your facts right on who the extremist are. Oh wait, the crusaders are there to steal their oil and you calling them extremist for defending what they own. So I take it that every South African including Mandela is an extremist for defending our land.

      Darren Marcus - 2014-09-17 18:30

      Please spread your lies in mosque ! Not here

      Russel Hatfield - 2014-09-17 20:04

      What a load of crock. Its people like you who make me hate muslims so much. For the record the crusades started as a RESPONSE to muslims invading the holy land, home of the jews.

      Alan Yates - 2014-09-17 20:07

      What is wrong with being a Crusader? These rise in common sense opposition, as they always have done, to Moslems killing non Moslems because non Moslems have the good sense not to tolerate Islamic Jihad by Moslems and the Woman and Infidel hating Islamic Sharia "law" of Moslems...Salman Rushdies book called Satanic Verses is worth reading for a second opinion on the fruits of this Jihad and Sharia Ideology.

      imtiaz.paruk - 2014-09-17 22:26

      Hatfield still suffering from small penis syndrome ISIS and ISRAEL same dirty knobs same dirty agenda same dirty knobs who support ISRAEL clearly the same dirty mentality as ISIS malema PW Botha HiTLER etc You know I am right. Don't get upset. Smile. Peace. Be happy

      Reg Nagel - 2014-09-17 23:09

      Omar.. Go blow your self up...

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